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What Is a Cataract?
How Is It Removed?

When the natural lens of the eye gets cloudy, it is called a cataract.  With a cataract, things become hazy, blurry or less colorful; objects look as if they appear through a foggy or dusty windshield.  When it becomes difficult to complete your regular activities of daily living, cataract surgery is recommended.

Cataract surgery removes the cloudy lens from one’s eye and replaces it with a clear artificial lens, know as an intraocular lens (IOL).  A standard IOL provides excellent vision correction, but will not provide correction for astigmatism.  Cataract surgeries have a 98% success rate and patients are often able to return to normal routines with 24 hours.

Cataract Surgery Basics

Cataract Surgery Basics

You have a cataract. What is that?

Cataract Surgery

Preparing for Surgery

Preparing for Surgery

Cataract Basics (Spanish)

Conceptos básicos de cataratas (español)

Tienes una catarata. ¿Qué es eso?

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